Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700
English short title catalogue
Gray, G.J. A bibliography of the works of Sir Isaac Newton
This is the first edition of Newton's Principia, in which he elucidates the universal laws of gravitation and motion that underlay the phenomena described by Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler. Newton also establishes the mathematical basis for the motion of bodies in unresisting space (the law of inertia), the motion of fluids and the effect of friction on bodies moving through fluids, and the law of universal gravitation and its unifying role in the cosmos
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy E.5124.8 bound by Riviere & Son in brown goatskin. All text block edges gilt. BPL perforation stamp on title page. In this copy, leaf 3O4 (blank) is wanting and leaf P4 (pages 111/112) is a cancel.
Check-in note: Pagination goes from 383-400 in original material. No copyright page found. No table-of-contents pages found.